At Calcagno Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we know that the care of your child is of utmost importance to you. At this time of year, with school just around the corner, you have a lot on your mind. With everything on your plate, we urge you to remember the importance of scheduling your children’s back-to-school dental cleanings.
The Importance of Children’s Dental Care
Dental care for children is incredibly important. This is the time in life when oral hygiene patterns and habits develop. Tooth decay is already a problem for 30 to 50 percent of children between the ages 4 and 5. Nineteen percent of children between the ages 2 and 19 have untreated cavities. Numbers like these highlight just how important oral health education is in the life of your child. Dr. Calcagno is devoted to teaching children the fundamentals of good oral health and hygiene. During your child’s visit, she will demonstrate brushing techniques and explain tooth decay in an easy to understand manner. Dr. Calcagno stands behind her commitment to educate children, because she understands just how important oral health knowledge is to their continuing development.
One of the best ways to ensure that your children carry good oral hygiene practices into adulthood is to create a fun and exciting dental experience during their youth. Children respond well to the dentist if checkups are regular and expected. Patterns of adult dental phobia often begin in childhood, especially if visits to the dentist are irregular and occur only in response to painful problems, such as large cavities or emergencies. Dr. Calcagno loves seeing her younger patients and will take great care to ensure your child has a safe, relaxing, and even fun, experience.
Regular dental checkups are important even for baby teeth. At Calcagno Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use low-radiation digital X-rays and intraoral cameras to keep a watchful eye on dental development, especially tooth eruption and jaw development, to ensure earliest treatment if a problem does occur.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Calcagno’s commitment to oral health does not end with that of your child. Our Rochester dental office provides comprehensive care for your entire family. To schedule an appointment with us, please call (507) 281-3659. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and the surrounding communities.